They have got the physical ability. They have got stamina. Moreover, they have got sprint speed as well. Can you guess about whom I am taking? Yes, of course, you can. I am talking about African footballers. Despite often being attacked by the racists, those tall, dark footballers have continued entertaining the fans around the world. They also making a huge impact and reputation in European football. Nowadays some of the rich Asian clubs are running after them to add them to the squad. As a result, African footballers are getting more and more wages and are getting richer. In this article, we will reveal you the list of top 10 highest paid African football players.
# The List of the Top 10 Highest Paid African Football Players:
|Ranking||Player’s Name||Club||Country||Weekly Wage|
|1st||Cedric Bakambu||Beijing Guoan||DR Congo||307,000 GBP|
|2nd||Mohamed Salah||Liverpool||Egypt||200,000 GBP|
|3rd||Riyad Mahrez||Man City||Algeria||200,000 GBP|
|4th||Pierre Emerick Aubameyang||Arsenal||Gabon||198,000 GBP|
|5th||Odion Ighalo||Shanghai Shenhua||Nigeria||190,000 GBP|
|6th||Sadio Mane||Liverpool||Senegal||150,000 GBP|
|7th||John Obi Mikel||Tianjin TEDA||Nigeria||140,000 GBP|
|8th||Wilfried Zaha||Crystal Palace||Cote D’Ivoire||130,000 GBP|
|9th||Naby Keita||Liverpool||Guinea||120,000 GBP|
|10th||Islam Slimani||Leicester City (AS Monaco)||Algeria||80,000 GBP|
See More: Top 10 Highest Paid Asian Football Players in the World 2021
# Short Details About The Top 5 Highest Paid African Football Players:
5) Odion Ighalo:
The Nigerian made a huge reputation during his time at the English Premier League club Watford. He is popular for his clean finishes. Moreover, he scored some important and stunning goals wearing the Watford shirt. But he made his move to Chinese club Changon Yatai for a whopping 190,000 GBP per week. However, in this ongoing year, he joined another Chinese club Shanghai Shenhua. There he earns more than £190 k. According to some sources, the amount is more than £200 k per week.
4) Pierre Emerick Aubameyang:
One of the finest African strikers of the modern time. He came under the spotlight during his time at the Borussia Dortmund. He barely took much time to show his class and quality. The tall attacker shone with his acrobatic skills and stunning goals in the Signal Iduna Park. Thus, soon he became the talisman of the Yellow and Black and more importantly, filled the vacant shoes left by Lewandowski. Then he joined the Gunners and continuing is top from. There he earns £198 k per week in the Emirates Stadium based club. Moreover, he is one of the best strikers of the EPL right now.
3) Riyad Mahrez:
One of the most talented African footballers. The Algerian played a key role in Leicester City’s fairy tale glory in the Premier League. He is a versatile footballer who can provide the assists, is a reliable set-piece taker as well as a good occasional scorer. He currently plays for EPL giants Man City. In the Etihad Stadium based club, he earns £200 k per week as his salary. Although he earns as much as Salah, Salah’s heavier bonuses keep the Algerian at the 3rd place.
2) Mohamed Salah:
Probably, the best African footballer of modern time. He helped Liverpool winning their 6th UCL title. The Egypt international also scored in the UCL final against Tottenham Hotspur. However, he also took them so close to win the EPL title but somehow fell 1 point short behind the Citizens. Salah stands 2nd in this chart due to his weekly wage of £200 k. He also earns a huge amount of bonuses along with heavy endorsement fee.
1) Cedric Bakambu:
Such a surprising name at the top of the list. The DR Congo international tops the list with an enormous weekly wage of £307 k. The former Villarreal star made his move to the Chinese side Beijing Guoan. In the Chinese capital, he receives such extraordinary amount of fee and thus he is the highest-paid African footballer in the planet right now.